Tasting notes, March 28, 2023; Loire Valley Wines

                   Loire Valley

NV Amirault Cremant Brut Quarterons
$34.99 / Case Price $28
Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil / Loire Valley / France
100% Chenin Blanc
Traditional method sparkling wine from Chenin grown all over the Anjou region, the Quarterons spends 18 months on its fine lees prior to disgorgement. 
2020 Pepiere Gras Mouton
$24.99 / Case Price $20
Muscadet / Loire Valley / France
100% Melon de Bourgogne
Sourced from vineyards near the Atlantic Ocean, the Pepiere Gras Mouton displays the minerality and salinity of Muscadet perfectly. Melon can be anonymous, however, in the hands of a dedicated grower it can express soil in the clearest of ways.
2020 Cazin Cour-Cheverny
$22.99 / Case Price $18.40 
Cour-Cheverny / Loire Valley / France
100% Romorantin
Romorantin is the signature varietal of the tiny Cour-Cheverny appellation capable of producing rich, full bodied wines of varying sweetness levels. Cazin’s Cour-Cheverny tradition is finished with very little residual sugar and sourced from 40 – 90 year-old vines.
2022 Petit Clocher Rose 
$15.99 / Case Price $12.80
Anjou / Loire Valley / France
50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Groulleau
Just enough sweetness to make you forget your preconceived notions, this is a simply delicious Rose bound to add to any gathering. A brilliant wine to pair with anything spicy.
2020 Domaine de la Lande
St Nicolas de Bourgueil
$24.99 / Case Price $20
St Nicolas de Bourgueil / Loire Valley / France
100% Cabernet Franc
Located northwest of Chinon, St Nicolas de Bourgueil is known for sturdy, rustic renditions of the Cabernet Franc varietal. Born from limestone soils, Bourgueil is arguably better suited for aging than Chinon and tends to develop a distinctly earthy character with time in bottle.
2019 Natter Rouge
$37.99 / Case Price $30.40
Sancerre / Loire Valley / France
100% Pinot Noir
Sancerre Rouge makes up for less than 20% of the production in the appellation. When done right, this is Pinot Noir that competes with Villages level red burgundy. Natter has the ripeness and presence most seek for the varietal.